Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 22:49 UTC
Games

Sony, June this year:

"PlayStation 4 won't impose any new restrictions on used games. This is a good thing," said Tretton, to huge applause from the audience in attendance. "When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to that copy of the game."

Sony's Software Usage Terms, updated today:

6.3. You must not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the Software.

7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.

Liars. Similar language has been found on the boxes of previous PlayStation models, but that's hardly a comfort.

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Storm. Teacup
by jrockey on Tue 12th Nov 2013 12:50 UTC
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RE: Storm. Teacup
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Nov 2013 12:59 in reply to "Storm. Teacup"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Sure, because a random, deletable tweet carries more weight than the actual terms you agree with.

Hey, want to buy a bridge?

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RE[2]: Storm. Teacup
by lucas_maximus on Tue 12th Nov 2013 22:39 in reply to "RE: Storm. Teacup"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

TBH Thom it seems you can't read.

The T&Cs talk about the software, not the physical disc ... the important word in both of your highlighted paragraphs is "Software".

Also as others have pointed out whatever equivalents there are in the EU of the "Office of fair trading" would be all over this like a rash, if they tried pushing this through.

Edited 2013-11-12 22:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Storm. Teacup
by thebluesgnr on Wed 13th Nov 2013 03:27 in reply to "RE: Storm. Teacup"
thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

The EULA simply states you need their permission. They have given you permission multiple times.

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